Bliffert Lumber Powers Up with Solar

Bliffert Lumber & Hardware recently partnered with Arch Solar to install a solar array at its Chambers Street branch in Milwaukee, Wi.

Solar energy production during March (the first full month) exceeded expectations with a calculated environmental benefit of 9,606.11lb CO2 emission saved or the equivalent 72.58 trees planted.

Arch Solar designed a custom solar solution for the Wisconsin climate for Bliffert’s Riverwest location. The solar array consists of 114 Bifacial LONGi solar panels, 57 SolarEdge P960 optimizers, and a 43kW SolarEdge inverter. The custom racking system, designed by TerraGen of Ontario, Canada, will optimize winter production with low sun angles and ​snow-covered panels. With an installation occurring in the month of January, this is truly a winter-ready system. The array (50.7kW-DC) will offset 54.67% of Bliffert’s electrical consumption with an estimated annual savings of $10,329 per 63,648 kWh produced by solar annually.

“Anyone in construction knows that reducing the environmental impact of the industry is a heavy burden to shoulder. Bliffert’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and set an example for the community has been a motivating journey,” noted Arch Solar’s Andrew Holmstrom. “For anyone looking to reduce their own environmental footprint, choosing Bliffert Lumber is your go to hardware store or lumberyard.”

Added Bliffert’s Kevin Fogel: “Bliffert has always been deeply committed to our local community’s quality of life, and we are excited to invest in a solar solution that benefits the health of our environment and our community. We are proud to invest in solar, a solution that is innovative and forward-looking in addition to saving costs, and hope we can inspire others in the industry and the community to follow our lead.

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